Year Four Eagles
Information Technology- Creating a Quiz//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Eagle’s have been working hard this week to create a working quiz. They have used the computer program scratch to program and debug their own quiz, using the blocks provided. The children worked in pairs and although it was frustrating at first that have worked hard at their quizzes to make-sure they function correctly.
Sneak Peak… SNAP poetry//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week Eagle Class have had another visit from the SNAP team along with working on our our performance and dance, the children decided that they wanted to add in a poem at the end of the play, to describe the characters feelings.
Here is our class poem:
Devastated, emerging angrily from the crowd,
Upset, slouching over his brother, he sobbed uncontrollably,
Regretfully, wanting to erase what he had done,
Murmuring quietly ‘Rome, Rome,Rome,’
Standing courageously, a smirk slowly creeps across his face,
United, the crowd shout triumphantly ‘Rome is now our HOME!’
Week Beginning- 16th October//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Well done Eagles you have made it through your first tern in Year 4 ! We have covered lots of interesting learning. This week as it is Black History month we will be researching black inventors and their creations to produce a non chronological report. In Maths the children will be learning different ways to check their working out to ensure their have got their answers correct. In science we will be learning about the evaporation process and discovering which conditions speed up this process and which conditions slow down this process. In topic we will be continuing to learn about what the Romans have done for Britain and their legacy. SNAP will be joining us this week to continue our drama work.
11th October Dance Class//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Eagle’s have been learning a dance to shear with you at our performance next term. Our first rehearsal of the dance was yesterday and they all had great fun doing it.
Christmas Cards//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This year we are participating in a Christmas Card art project. All the children in the school have had the opportunity to design their own Christmas cards that you may purchase to be able to send the ultimate personalised Season Greeting.
The cards were handed out by class teachers last Friday and the deadline for ordering is Monday October 16th. The cards will then go off for printing and be back in time for sending to all for Christmas.
The school will receive £1 for every pack of cards ordered. The money will go towards buying some playground toys and equipment. We hope to raise lots!! Here are some of examples of some of the amazing artwork that was created from Nursery to Year 6.
Solid, Liquid or Gas?//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Today Eagles conducted their own experiments. They had to work as a team to observe as many changes of state as possible. They saw liquids turn to gas and back to a liquid again. They also watched as a solid became a liquid. All of these changes are reversible and the children can explain why.
Week Beginning 9th October//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Eagles are in for a busy week this week. Moving on from our day with Snap Theatre last week we will be learning all about scripts and writing our own parts for our very own production of Romulus and Remus. In maths we will be focusing on addition and subtraction and learning the formal methods required to complete such calculations. In science we will be continuing our work on solids, liquids and gases, completing more of our own experiments. Our topic work will continue with learning about what the Romans have done for Britain since their invasion and finding out if there is anything we still use today…
SNAP Theatre – 4th October 2017//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Year 4 had some special visitors on Wednesday… SNAP Theatre have come to work with us. They showed us the Roman myth of Romulus and Remus. A story about two brothers raised by wolves who founded the city of Rome ! After we completed some script writing based on the play and practised our own acting skills. Over the coming weeks we will be writing our own interpretation of Part 3 of the story and creating our own play.
Here some of year 4 are pretending to be a pack of wolves!
Week Beginning 2nd October 2017//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week Eagle class will be continuing to write their Newspaper Reports based on the invasion of the Roman army that took place right here on the beaches of Kent. To coincide with this the children will be learning about the British reaction to the invasion within their topic work. In maths we will begin our work on the four operations, starting by looking at addition and subtraction. In science this week the children will be completing their own experiments investigating different states of matter. I hope the children are ready for a fun filled busy week of learning.
Week Beginning 25th September 2017//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Having completed our diary entries we are moving on to writing newspaper articles this week. The children will start by learning about all of the different features of a newspaper article before beginning to start writing their own, all about the Roman invasion of Britain. In Maths the children will be concluding their work on place value by counting in multiples of 25 and comparing 4 digit numbers. Monday’s Science lesson will involve melting a yummy treat to turn solids into liquids and in topic we will be discovering just exactly why the Roman’s wanted to invade Britain in the first place.
Dramatic Descriptive Diary Entries//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week Eagles have been writing a diary entry. As if they were in Pompeii on the day the volcano exploded.
24th August 79AD
Today started like a normal day, I woke up and looked out of the window. I saw Mount Vesuvius. Suddenly there was a rumble. I fell back like someone had pushed me, luckily my bed was there to catch me. I opened my window tiles were falling from my roof. The birds flew away. It stopped so I went downstairs for breakfast. My dog started to bark. I thought to myself why are all the animals acting weird? What should I do?
Massive black clouds came flying out of Mount Vesuvius. Then it started spitting out rocks. I could taste the ash and smoke going into my lungs. The ash was as thick as snow. Did other people try and hide like me? But then the lava got thicker and the smoke got hotter. What would happen next?
Learning on the Battle Field !//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We have been learning all about the Roman invasion of Britain. We found out that the Romans had a very special technique on the battle field. They used the testudo formation or tortoise formation. Here is Year 4 giving it a go.
Week Beginning- 18th September 2017//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Welcome to what will be a fantastic week of learning! This week we will be continuing to write and plan our diary entries using the describing techniques we learned about last week. in Maths we will be focusing on counting in multiples of 1000 and using our reasoning skills to answer problems. We are continuing our topic by learning about the Roman Invasion of Britain. In science we are going to investigate whether gasses weigh anything.
Fantastic Learning this Week//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week we have been using the five senses; sight, sound, taste, touch and smell, to describe a setting.
Suddenly Mount Vesuvius started shooting lava everywhere. I could hear everyone screaming and shouting. I could feel the hot air burning my skin, I could barely breath! The smell of the lava and smoke filled my nose. I could taste all the ash as I breathed. It was catastrophic as lava rained and the earth shook. (Kyle)
Week Beginning- 11th September 2017//php the_excerpt(); ?>
I hope you are ready for another busy week of learning Year 4. Over the next two weeks we are going to be working towards writing a diary entry as if we were a Roman villager during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. This week we will focus on writing descriptive settings, using the five senses to really put our ready into the town of Pompeii. In Maths we will be continuing with out work on place value. We will begin by learning how to round 2 and 3 digit numbers to 10 and 100, before applying this to 4 digit numbers. As part of our topic work this week we will be learning about the founding of Rome… an interesting story about Wolves and kidnapping! We will also be starting our science journey learning about the differences between solid, liquids and gasses.
HOOK DAY – EXPLODING INTO TOPIC//php the_excerpt(); ?>
For our Hook Day we worked in teams to make model volcanoes! We used a plastic bottle, tissue paper and card to construct our volcanoes. We then used science to make the volcanoes explode!!! We mixed different ingredients together which caused a reaction turning liquids and solids into gas. Once the pressure had built up it had no where to go except to explode out the top of the volcanoes.
Week Beginning 4th September 2017//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Welcome to Eagle Class
We have got a busy week ahead! In Maths we will be starting our learning on place value. We will begin by adding to our knowledge of Roman Numerals and by the end of the week we will be using Roman Numerals to count all the way to 100. In literacy we will be using the book Escape to Pompeii by Christina Balit to learn all about the disastrous events that happened there back in Roman times. We will be using this to then create an information sheet. This week will also include our hook day for our new topic the Rotten Romans.
Welcome Back//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Welcome back !!!!!
Hope you are all rested and ready for the fun year ahead.
Roald Dahl Day//php the_excerpt(); ?>
On Wednesday 13th September schools across the nation will be celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday. To join in with the celebrations we will be hosting a dress up day for the children. This can be as one of their favourite characters or by simply wearing something yellow, (socks, t-shirt etc.), as this was the famous author’s favourite colour.
We are asking for a small donation of £1, or whatever you can afford, to donate to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK.
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Week beginning 12 June 2017//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week our spellings will be perhaps, popular, position, possession, possess, possible, potatoes, pressure, probably, promise.
Last week we started our times table focus on knowing the division facts for the 6 x tables; some of the children really struggled (perhaps due to it being a short week and them having less time to practice). Please make sure that they have enough time to practice this week (division facts for 7 times tables) and they understand that if they learnt the times tables facts last term, they should be able to find the division facts to match.
Finally, please could I have back the permission letters about the trip to The Houses of Parliament as soon as possible, and if you want to speak to me about it, please do not hesitate to grab me at the end of the day.
Mrs Monticelli 🙂